Heart Insight Magazine

Updated:Nov 24,2015
Heart Insight 

For over eight years, Heart Insight has been the award-winning voice of information and inspiration for heart patients and their families with trustworthy guidance for managing your conditions and improving your heart health.
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In this issue

For each of the articles below you can choose whether to read them in our digital edition or on the Heart Insight website.

Giving Heart
Breana Bladel was two days old when the doctor told her parents, "Take her home and let her pass away." She was born with a congenital heart defect that can be fatal because blood is not being properly oxygenated to the rest of the body. Breana underwent numerous surgeries. By the time she was 17, doctors had done all they could for her but her heart was giving out. She went on the transplant list and two weeks later the Bladels got the call. There was a heart.
Digital Edition | Website

Big Heart Problem
Heart failure sounds catastrophic, and untreated it can be, but with treatment it is a manageable condition. This first of our four-part series explains what heart failure is and why there is hope. 
Digital Edition | Website


A Good Read: The Label on Your Cold Medicine
If you or someone you care about is among the one in three U.S. adults - about 80 million people - with high blood pressure, reading the label on your cold medicine and other over-the-counter treatments is important for your health.
Digital Edition | Website

Food Deserts
Many of us have the opportunity to make healthy or unhealthy choices about the foods we eat every day. But for about 29.7 million Americans living in low-income areas more than a mile from a supermarket, healthy options may be scarce. They live in "food deserts."
Digital Edition | Website


Shocking Results: AEDs Change Outcomes
When ordinary laypeople are equipped with the skills to perform CPR and use AEDs, the survival rate can double - or even triple.
Digital Edition | Website


One Year
Traci Joyce ignored important warning signs but lived to tell about it. Now she says, "My "pay it forward" is to encourage anyone, man or woman, having any kind of symptom suggesting a heart attack, please have the faith to go get it checked."
Digital Edition | Website


Heart News
Newsworthy notes from the world of cardiovascular health.
Our readers share their experiences with heart disease from their own perspective.
Life's Simple 7
 Seven simple ways to improve your health and enhance your quality of life. 
Life Is Why
Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!
Simple Cooking
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.


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Heart Insight Supplement:
Know Your Medicines

Keeping track of your medicines can be overwhelming. Learn what you can do to take all your medicines safely and effectively in this free supplement from Heart Insight magazine. View and share via your preferred platform:  

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